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What is the setting of "By the Waters of Babylon?"I would like to know where...

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liteskin | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 12, 2008 at 3:13 AM via web

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What is the setting of "By the Waters of Babylon?"

I would like to know where exactly was the story happening throughout the whole short story. Even the little places that you think don't matter.

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ms-mcgregor | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted November 12, 2008 at 3:33 AM (Answer #1)

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The story opens in the forests of New York. The narrator then travels through the forest, following the old highways originally created for the residents of New York. When he gets to New York City, he crosses the Hudson River by raft and then walks into an area of which is probably Manhattan.

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